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Get ready to travel back to the mid-1980s for an intimate behind-the-scenes look at the making of Stanley Kubrick's war classic Full Metal Jacket. I'm not exactly sure when this app was first released, but there's an iPad app available (currently for $9.99 in the App Store) made by Matthew Modine that chronicles the production of Full Metal Jacket in a virtual, interactive diary. The app is literally called "Matthew Modine's Full Metal Jacket Diary" and it features over 400 high-res photos, five chapters chronicling the filmmaking process from Modine's out-of-print book, a nearly four hour audio experience, and more. Whoa, this is cool! Here are a few screenshots plus intro video for the Full Metal Jacket Diary, available in the iPad App Store: "In 1985, Stanley Kubrick encouraged me to take photos and keep a journal while playing the lead role of Pvt. Joker on the set of Full Metal Jacket. »

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